Let’s face it; do you really get out of the way when you hear the siren? Do you actually know where the siren is coming from? With CAR 2 CAR communication you will be able to know exactly where the siren is coming from and in turn you can get out of the way without the steering wheel jerk.
This is quite a big step for the vehicle industry. What may come naturally to you but not to others is the ability to know exactly what’s going on around you. CAR 2 CAR communication will tell you exactly what is going and where it is happening.
There are a lot of car manufacturers out there and it is essential for CAR 2 CAR communication to be able to synch with any other manufacturer. Members of this communication system so far includes Volkswagen, Renault, Volvo, Honda, Audi, BMW (including Mini), as well as Man trucks.
The CAR 2 CAR communication system will work on wireless networks and GPS systems. All cars within a certain radius will automatically be linked to the system and you will be aware of what is going on around you. Information shared will include distance from each other, speed, direction as well as what other travellers have seen before you.
Volvo actually provided a list of benefits that a system like this would provide. Green Light Optimum Speed Advisory was one of the systems which includes that the driver is being informed about the speed that he/she should maintain in order to catch the light green. Other warning systems include Emergency Vehicle Warnings and Slow Vehicle Warnings.
There are quite a number of other projects resembling the CAR 2 CAR communication system. Honda actually came up with a smartphone app that analyses acceleration and braking patterns. This in turn shows a pattern that will most likely cause traffic congestions and warn you how to drive to avoid this from happening.
I know there aren’t a lot of fans of autonomous cars out there, but this feature will most likely cause less traffic hassles.
What are your thoughts about this new communication technology? Would you go for something like this? Let me know by leaving your comments below.